Bryce and Brett are working today at Select Spaces. They are setting up Brett's assigned space for the evening.
Bryce: No problem. That's how we operate around here, right?
Brett (laughing): Right. As long as I don't break a sweat in my uniform.
They both sit down.
Brett: It's just a theory, but I seem to get better tips when I wear a tie.
Bryce: Really? Why would that happen?
Brett: I think it gives people that upper class feel about their experience, so they want to give you more money.
Bryce: Hmm...I may have to try that theory out. A tie equals higher tips.
Brett: You have a romantic dinner event tonight, right? Would you mind switching with me? I'll owe you a switch of your choosing.
Bryce: Sure. I like social events and you are wearing a tie. Besides, sometimes the women at the social events have been really sexy and single. Did I tell you one offered me her number last week?
Brett: Did you take it?
Bryce: No, I wasn't sure if it was okay. So I stayed professional, smiled and declined. But I was tempted.
The door opens and in walks Marlin and Brett jumps to his feet.
Marlin: Hi, Guys! I heard you were working tonight. I thought I'd pop in.
Brett and Bryce: Hi!
Brett: You look lovely. What are you doing here?
Marlin: Thanks. I have a date tonight, but I needed to drop by and pick up my check. It didn't hit me until I was already dressed.
Bryce: You look hot, Girl! Who would have known there was all that sexy under your uniform?
Marlin (blushing): Thanks, Bryce.
Bryce: You're welcome. Now on to the obvious question, haven't you ever heard of direct deposit?
Marlin: I like being able to see my check. I know it seems old fashioned.
Marlin (grinning): Aww! Thank you so much, Brett. That's so kind of you.
Brett: It's not kind when it's true. So where is he taking you?
Marlin: I asked him to the Art and Dinner Night being held at the art museum. We'll walk around and look at art and have some dinner.
Brett: You asked him out?
Bryce: There's nothing wrong with a woman asking a man out. It's pretty cool.
Brett: It's okay. I guess that's where I'm old fashioned. I would ask you out.
Marlin: Parker's a gentleman too. I just feel he's moving too slowly. So I'm showing him I'm truly interested.
Bryce: I like an aggressive woman. If you want him, go for him.
Marlin: Thank you so much! I had better be going. Parker is picking me up and I waited until the last minute to run out here, after being dressed, mind you. I don't want to be late.
Bryce: Have a good time and remember, there's nothing wrong with a woman going for what she wants.
Brett (mumbling under his breath): Unless she should be the one getting chased.
Marlin: Did you say something?
Brett: Yes, have a good time.
Marlin: I will! Good night.
Brett (puzzled): What spot?
Bryce: The one where you drooled on the floor over Marlin. You should just go ahead and ask her out. Women can be aggressive, but men still take the lead. You, my friend, are not exactly doing that. Stop it with the terribly subtle hints like 'that's where I'm old fashioned.' Seriously? You were immediately using a buzz phrase to send a message that you like what she likes.
Brett: It's that obvious?
Bryce: It wasn't until I just watched this exchange. But you just confirmed it for me. Ask her out.
Brett: She's seeing someone.
Bryce: I didn't hear her say she's in a relationship. All I heard was her trying to get a guy to see how much she wants him. I guarantee she'd be happy with someone she doesn't have to convince to be interested in her. You want her, make her want you.
Brett: Maybe you're right.
Bryce: I am right. I also need to get to work. This room is missing a table. Let's go get it so we can be ready.
Bryce and Brett get back to work.
I know a lot of you don't want Parker and Marlin to go out again, but it looks like that train has already left the station. We'll have to see how that goes.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye